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Innovations in Leadership – AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network Conference

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 8:00am | New York
Webcast Available

Join AS/COA's Women’s Hemispheric Network as we celebrate our fifth annual conference in New York City on October 13. ... Read More

Equal before the Law? Women in Business and Society 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5:30pm | Miami

Join AS/COA and the World Bank for a presentation and panel discussion on the fourth edition of the Women, Business and the Law global report series. ... Read More

3rd Annual AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network Forum in Miami

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 8:30am | Miami

Public- and private-sector leaders across industries and generations will connect at the event. ... Read More

Women's Economic Empowerment in Mexico: Lessons from the Top

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:30am | Mexico City

AS/COA's Women's Hemispheric Network will host a private workshop in Mexico City on women’s economic empowerment. ... Read More

AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network Annual Conference and Networking Event

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 8:00am | New York

Prominent figures from the private and public sectors will look at topics such as women in leadership and in the political sphere. ... Read More

Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 8:00am | New York

Join AS/COA and the World Bank for a presentation of the fourth edition of the Women, Business and the Law global report series. ... Read More

Discussion: Author Deborah L. Rhode on What Women Want

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 6:00pm | New York

The AS/COA Women’s Hemispheric Network, in partnership with Stanford New York Alumni, will host a discussion with Professor Debo

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Women's Economic Empowerment in Brazil: Lessons from the Top

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:30am | São Paulo

AS/COA's Women's Hemispheric Network held a private conference on women’s economic empowerment in Brazil. ... Read More

Inspiring Women to Lead: AS/COA's Second Women's Hemispheric Network Forum in Miami

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 8:00am | Miami

Public- and private-sector leaders across industries and generations will connect at the event. ... Read More

Women's Economic Empowerment in Mexico: Lessons from the Top

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:00am | Mexico City

AS/COA's Women's Hemispheric Network will hold a private workshop on women’s economic empowerment in Mexico in Mexico City. ... Read More

Inspiring Women to Lead: AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network Conference

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:00am | New York

Prominent figures from the private and public sectors engaged in topics such as leadership and women in the political sphere. ... Read More

Santiago Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 12:00am | Santiago

The Women's Hemispheric Network convened in Chile's capital city and discussed the challenges women face in both the professional and private spheres of thier lives as they purse leadership roles. ... Read More

The Third Edition of the Women, Business and the Law Report

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:00am | New York

Sarah Iqbal of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation will discuss a new report on women’s prospects as entrepreneurs and employees. ... Read More

Panama City Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:30pm | Panama City

At Women's Hemispheric Network event in Panama City, women leaders discussed hurdles they face while working in the public and private sectors. ... Read More

AS/COA Women’s Hemispheric Network, Miami: Women on the Rise in the Americas

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 2:00pm | Miami

Please join AS/COA  for the Women’s Hemispheric Network, Miami Forum Event. ... Read More

Mexico City Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 1:30pm | Mexico City

At an October 15 Women's Hemispheric Network event in Mexico City, private and public sector leaders shared experiences and challenges faced while advancing their careers. ... Read More

AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network: Cultivating the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:00am | New York

This event will feature top-level executives such as Angélica Fuentes and Sallie Krawcheck. ... Read More

Buenos Aires Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 1:30pm | Buenos Aires

AS/COA's Women's Hemispheric Network convened female entrepreneurs in Argentina for a discussion and networking. ... Read More

Women's Economic Empowerment in Colombia: Lessons from the Top

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 7:30am | Bogota

The Women's Hemispheric Network roundtable in Bogota focused on the success of women in the public and private sectors. ... Read More

Women’s Economic Empowerment: Creating the Role Model in Latin America

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:00am | New York
Webcast Available

AS/COA hosted its first annual full-day gender workshop and networking event on women’s economic empowerment and leadership throughout the hemisphere. ... Read More

Learn about recent developments in gender equality, women's empowerment, and more, here at our Women's Hemispheric Network blog.

Change the Ratio: Expanding the Number of Mexican Women with MBAs

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | By Carin Zissis

MBA Mujeres de México helps women look past the obstacles and apply for top-tier international business programs.  ... Read More

It's Time for More Women in Mexico's Cabinet

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | By Maria del Carmen Landa

A recent cabinet shakeup from President Peña Nieto failed to include any new female secretaries. ... Read More

In Focus – Women's Economic Empowerment in Brazil

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | By Luisa Leme

Highlights from our event in São Paulo, where attendees tackled gender inequality and strategies to overcome workplace barriers. ... Read More

Latin America's Wage Gap Greater among Top-Earning Women

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 | By Elizabeth Gonzalez

Men make 17 percent more than women for the same job, and even more among top-paid positions. ... Read More

Women Advance in Management, But Fall Short of Top Positions

Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2015 | By Luisa Leme

Although women manage or own nearly a third of businesses worldwide, barriers persist to reaching C-level posts.  ... Read More

Get the Numbers: Women in Government in the Americas

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | By Elizabeth Gonzalez, Luisa Leme

One third of the world’s female presidents govern in Latin America, while the Western Hemisphere boasts the highest regional average of women legislators. ... Read More

More Women in the Workforce Means an Economic Boost

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 | By Nneka Etoniru

The U.S. economy would have lost $1.7 trillion in 2012 alone if women's workforce numbers remained unchanged in the past 30 years. ... Read More

Assessing Latin America's Gender Gap in Top Business Roles

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 | By Nneka Etoniru

How does the region compare when it comes to having women in senior management? ... Read More

Timeline: 15 Years of Progress for Women in the Americas

Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | By Nneka Etoniru, Maha Masud, Luisa Leme

In light of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s inauguration and International Women’s Day, AS/COA Online takes a look at major political achievements for women across the Americas.  ... Read More

2014 Election Blog: A Look at Gender Quotas ahead of Latin America's 2014 Legislative Votes

Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 | By Nneka Etoniru

Will quota laws affect the number of female legislators elected in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Uruguay this year? ... Read More

Facing the Barriers to Growth for Latin America’s Women Entrepreneurs

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | By Nneka Etoniru

What can be done to overcome obstacles faced by women as they seek to build their companies? ... Read More

85 Broads' Sallie Krawcheck on the Power of Diversity

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

At the second annual New York conference for the AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network, 85 Broads' Sallie Krawcheck shared leadership lessons with more than 180 young female professionals. ... Read More

Cultivating Women's Leadership in the Media, Finance, and Technology Sectors

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

Univisión's Nayeli Chavez-Geller, Bradesco's Denise Pavarina, and Softtek's Blanca Treviño talk on the sidelines of AS/COA's second annual gender event in New York. ... Read More

Closing the Pay Gap: Brazilian Female Executives in Focus

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | By Rachel Glickhouse

While Brazilian women continue to occupy a minority of management roles, their salaries are catching up with their male counterparts, a new survey finds. ... Read More

Blanca Treviño on the Gender-Quota Debate and Creating a Good Board

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 | By Carin Zissis

The Softtek president and CEO makes the case for why gender quotas for boards aren’t the solution to increase diversity. ... Read More

AQ's 2013 Social Inclusion Index: Adding Women’s Rights to the Equation

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

Now in its second year, Americas Quarterly’s Social Inclusion Index included women’s rights as an indicator, affecting some countries' positions in the ranking. ... Read More

Latin America's Top Countries for Women Entrepreneurs

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 | By Nneka Etoniru

A new index ranked Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico as the best business climates for female entrepreneurs in the region. ... Read More

In the Americas, Number of Congresswomen Slowly Growing

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | By Nneka Etoniru

Women’s congressional representation in the Western Hemisphere rose by almost 10 percentage points over the past decade. ... Read More

Despite Slow Progress, Report Finds Improvement in Economic Gender Equality

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | By Maha Masud

Augusto Lopez-Claros of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation joined AS/COA on March 6 to discuss the results of the Women, Business and the Law study. ... Read More

Mexican Senator Gabriela Cuevas on Women’s Empowerment

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Marking International Women’s Day on March 8, AS/COA Online looks at a recent interview with Cuevas and her work to promote women’s participation in the workforce. ... Read More

Entrevista con la Primera Dama del Perú: el papel de las mujeres en el desarrollo social

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 | By David Gacs

Nadine Heredia, Embajadora Especial para el Año Internacional de la Quinua, sobre el rol que la cosecha andina tiene en el desarrollo, especialmente de las mujeres. ... Read More

International Women’s Day: Advancing Gender Equality

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | By Nneka Etoniru

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, global organizations will host events in support of women’s issues and gender equality. ... Read More

Women at WEF: An Underrepresented Force

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 | By David Gacs

Fewer than one in five attendees at Davos this week were women, reinforcing the need for WEF’s gender initiatives to boost female leadership. ... Read More

La mentoría, una herramienta clave para empoderar a la mujer

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | By Alejandra Sepúlveda

Aunque las mujeres constituyen seis de cada diez universitarios, todavía están lejos de participar equitativamente en el mercado laboral. Un recurso importante para corregir esa distorsión es la mentoría de género, escribe Alejandra Sepúlveda de ComunidadMujer. ... Read More

AS/COA’s Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop: An Overview of the Panels

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 | By Allie Fleder

On October 12, women from the private and public sector gathered at AS/COA in the first of a series of meetings set on increasing women’s political, professional, and economic participation across the region. ... Read More

Guaranteeing Rights for Domestic Workers in Argentina and Brazil

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Legislatures in both countries aim to pass bills ensuring labor protections for domestic workers, the majority of whom are women. ... Read More

Increasing Women’s Participation in Small and Medium Enterprises

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | By Alex Erquicia, Rachel Glickhouse

Currently underrepresented as heads of small businesses, women in Latin America could help drive growth by becoming entrepreneurs. ... Read More

La Influencia de las Mujeres en la Política y las Empresas

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | By Alex Erquicia

La escasa participación de las mujeres en el mundo político y empresarial en Chile obliga a cambios estructurales en el país.  ... Read More

Ranking Women’s Equality in the Americas

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | By Rachel Glickhouse

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2012 indicated that Latin America and the Caribbean closed 69 percent of its gender gap, though challenges remain. ... Read More

Working Toward Gender Equality in Peru

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 | By Rachel Glickhouse

The Peruvian government wants to tackle women's inequality, since a new study shows Peru falling behind on opportunities for women. ... Read More

Santiago 2012: Panel: Empoderamiento Económico de la Mujer: Clave para el Desarrollo

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 | By Paloma Baytelman

Este panel abordó temas relacionados con la inequidad de género en cuanto al acceso al mundo de trabajo remunerado, en el caso de los sectores desfavorecidos, y a cargos de toma de decisión, para las mujeres del grupo socioeconómico medio y alto. ... Read More

Chile Pushes for More Equal Mines

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2012 | By David Gacs

In a drive to increase gender equality and labor capacity in the booming mining sector, the Chilean government is launching a mining training program for unemployed women. ... Read More

Women Seek Greater Economic Empowerment

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 | By Kariela Almonte

 Women's economic and political empowerment is essential towards forging a path of inclusion and development in Latin America.   ... Read More

AS/COA’s Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop: An Overview of the Panels

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 | By Allie Fleder

On October 12, women from the private and public sector gathered at AS/COA in the first of a series of meetings set on increasing women’s political, professional, and economic participation across the region. ... Read More

Video: Take the Risk – Career Advice for Young Professional Women

October 30, 2015

Who encouraged you in your career? What advice would you give to yourself as a young professional? We asked attendees at our recent Women's Hemispheric Network conference....

Video: Insights for Women in Finance

February 02, 2016

Prepare for your next finance interview with these tips and talking points....

Video: Avance de las mujeres en México - Logros de los últimos 20 años y desafíos para los siguientes 20

January 11, 2016

Profesionales consideran los logros de las mexicanas en las últimas décadas y lo que falta por enfrentar....

Principales momentos: Empoderamiento económico de las mujeres en Colombia

September 17, 2013

Ejecutivas reflexionaron sobre sus experiencias y destilaron lecciones en la mesa redonda de la Red Hemisférica de Mujeres de AS/COA, en Bogotá....

Video: Marina Silva - Empoderamento Econômico das Mulheres no Brasil

March 31, 2015

A ex-senadora conta sua história e fala sobre como a política pode melhorar com maior participação das mulheres. ...